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Market Report on Climate Change Adaptation Reveals New Business Opportunities

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25/07/2014

Weather-related disasters worldwide have helped galvanize attention on the need to prepare for the impact of changing weather patterns on our communities, businesses and natural resources. This presents significant opportunities for companies positioned to help clients prepare for, adapt to and even gain competitive advantage from the consequences of climate change. In its newly updated EBI ...

US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution

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25/07/2014

One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100-year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Now the coal comes the other way. The 750-megawatt Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Luenen GmbH & Co. power plant relies completely on coal imports, about half from the U.S. Soon, all of Germany's coal-fired power plants will be dependent on ...

OECD Posts Report on Nanotechnology and Tire Industry

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29/07/2014

On July 24, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted a report entitled Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport, which provides a risk management framework to enable site-specific or company-specific risk assessments or risk management strategies for using nanomaterials as additives in tires. OECD states that the report emphasizes the ...

Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Video

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27/07/2014

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses diesel exhaust, particulate matter, air quality and exposure concerns. According to an OSHA & MSHA Hazard Alert, diesel particulate matter (DPM) is a component of diesel exhaust (DE) that includes soot particles made up primarily of ...

New Phenomenex GC Column Set for Chlorinated Pesticides Runs Seven EPA Methods

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25/07/2014

Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces Zebron™ ZB-CLPesticides-1 and 2 for dual-column pesticide testing by GC/ECD (electron capture detection). This column set saves time and money for chlorinated pesticide testing commonly performed by environmental and drinking water testing labs, which often need ...

Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils

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25/07/2014

Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned today. The Global Soil Partnership has endorsed a series of action plans at its plenary assembly in Rome today to ...

Newly-developed Recycling Technology Simultaneously Sorts and Collects Three Types of Plastic

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28/07/2014

Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling technology that simultaneously sorts and collects three types of plastic - PP, PS, and ABS - from shredded dust produced at home electronics appliances recycling plants at three times the speed of conventional systems. This technology will help accelerate the use of recycled plastic. Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling ...

Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

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28/07/2014

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water initiatives. “Inlet protection has become part ...

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